May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, RivertonEditor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of how it got used.
So, seeing the signs in front of construction sites and other work places saying "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" was a good reminder. I will say that it did some good.
The "Penny Power" signs would be a similar kind of thing. I read a letter to the editor from someone who disagreed with spending any extra money on the signs, which is a valid point. But I would not object to it because I think the public needs to know where that 1 percent tax money is going and how it is being used.
In the election of 2016, we voters are going to have to decide if the 1 percent tax will be renewed. If these "Penny Power" signs are put up, I will take notice each time I see one to help me decide if I will vote "yes" on the tax for a second time.
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